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Phillip Cornish

Mr Phillip Cornish

Development Manager

School of Physics and Astronomy

+44 29225 10181
Queen's Buildings - North Building, Room N/0.54, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA


I am currently Development Manager for CSconnected, delivering business development activities that underpin the expansion of the compound semiconductor cluster across the South Wales region. Responsibilities include identification and development of global market opportunities for the cluster's research, development and innovation activities, as well as helping to develop an investment gateway service to enhance bespoke investment into the regional cluster.


Prior to this role as CSconnected's Development Manager, I served as a director and co-founder of Stratium®, an equity-backed deep-tech university spinout business manufacturing quantum cascade lasers for precision gas analysis applications. My previous positions include Management Consultancy and Business Development for Oclaro Inc., a tier-one provider of optical communications and laser solutions, now part of Lumentum Inc. All of which included responsibility for strategy, business development and product line management.